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"The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind" Book Discussion

"The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind" Book Discussion
Engagement: Introductory                   

Join other K-Staters in a discussion of this year’s common book, “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind” by William Kamkwamba.
The book tells the true story of William Kamkwamba, a young man who entirely DIYs a windmill that brings electricity to his family and his village during a difficult economic and environmental time period.

Some topics included in discussion will be wind energy, access to education, sustainability, as well as many more. Attendees do not have to have read the book to participate in the discussion.


Tara Coleman

Tara Coleman

Associate Professor, K-State Libraries

Tara Coleman, Associate Professor, is the Web Services Librarian for Kansas State
University Libraries. She coordinates the Libraries’ Dow Center for Multicultural and
Community Studies; serves as an university ombudsperson, and is the Coordinator
for the university’s common reading program, the K-State First Book.